Rhea Junior Anglers Sweep Watts Bar Tournament

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Rhea County Junior Anglers pose after a very successful event to the Rhea County team on Saturday, April 14th.(Photo::Derlak)

Rhea Anglers win First, Second, Third and Big Fish

April, 2018

Spring City, TN —  The Rhea County Junior Anglers won first, second and third place in the recent Junior Angler Tournament held at Watts Bar Lake.

1st place- Will Travis and Blake Wheat


2nd place and Big Fish- Ben Hester and Karson Jenkins


3rd place- Eli Ballard and Riley Wilson

Teams from East Hamilton, Walker Valley, Grundy Country, Soddy Daisy, and Rhea County participated.  A total of 24 boats were entered in tournament.

Rhea County Angler Coach Brian Derlak said, “I’m really proud of all of our teams, regardless of where they finished. The experience of fishing a Bassmaster event is unbelievable. I know that there is always going to be disappointment and frustration sometime during the day for all anglers. Learning how to deal with it make one a better fisherman.”

“I cannot recall any event in the last 7 seasons where we took home all of the hardware. 1st, 2nd, 3rd place, and Big Fish. Kudos to all of our parents and boat captains for the devotion to their kids and this team.”

Rhea County Junior Angler Roster:

ELI BALLARD
RILEY WILSON
CAITLIN MASENGLAE
SHAYLIE NEEDHAM
BLAKE WHEAT
WILL TRAVIS
AMOS GOINS
KANDON RILEY
ANDON GOINS
DAVID DERLAK
AIDEN JAWOW
HANK LOGSDON
MASON CALDWELL
COLTON TEFFER
BEN HESTER
KARSON JENKINS

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